As a Vigilante with the Warlock archetype, is there any possible way to raise the damage of the Mystic Bolt other than a raise in level?

I'm open to any Paizo feats, items, traits or basically anything you can think of.


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Anything that can increase the damage of light one-handed weapons.

From the description of Mystic Bolts:

The warlock vigilante attacks with mystic bolts as though they were light one-handed weapons, and the bolts can be used for two-weapon fighting (with each hand creating one mystic bolt) and feats and abilities that apply to weapon attacks (unless they’re excluded from that feat, such as with Power Attack).

The list is pretty vast, but goes from Point Blank Shot, to Rapid Shot, to Weapon Specialization. It also includes your Favored Enemy and Sneak Attacks.


The exception mentioned on Power Attack is a hint of what could work or not for your bolts:

The bonus damage does not apply to touch attacks or effects that do not deal hit point damage.

This will obviously also exclude effects that call for a particular type of one-handed light weapons, such as natural weapons or manufactured weapons. If a feat says that it increases your damage with one-handed light weapons it will apply to your bolts, but if it says one-handed light manufactured weapon it won't, because the bolts are not of the type manufactured from their description.

If the effect lists any special subtype of weapons, they do not apply to your bolts, such as:

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Unfortunately, thanks to this FAQ, damage from Mystic Bolts takes a huge hit from never getting an ability score to damage, regardless of how you use them. This FAQ also specifies that the Mystic Bolts do not count as manufactured weapons, which causes them to not work with many of the usual options (Haste, Sense Vitals, etc).

EDIT: There's another FAQ that explicitly states that, despite not counting as a manufactured weapon, you can still benefit from the extra attack from Haste with Mystic Bolts.

That said, there are still many effects that can be used to add damage to them. As a small sample, you could use:

Again, this is just a small sample. These are just some of the ways to add extra damage to the Mystic Bolts.


If you're open to 3pp material, the book Legendary Villains: Vigilantes has a few feats that make Mystic Bolts viable. Namely the feat called Mystic Accuracy

Benefit: You deal additional damage when attacking with mystic bolts equal to half of your Intelligence modifier (minimum +1), and you can apply the Deadly Aim, Piranha StrikeSTLC and Power Attack feat to attacks made with them even if they are touch attacks (due to the piercing bolts class feature). If you have the Clustered ShotsUC feat, you can total the damage from all hits before applying an opponent’s energy resistance.


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